Friday, December 04, 2009

Wishing Star Angel Blog Hop

Michelle Perkett draws some absolutely AMAZING images. She is so kind and has provided this lovely image for us to be able to do a blog hop. I really wanted to show you a fancy card that complimented this stunning image. However, no matter what I added or colored or moved around, it just started to detract from the beauty of the drawing itself. So, I decided to leave it more plain and just enjoy it.

Michelle also asked each of us to list what OUR Christmas wish is. I have spent a lot of time thinking about this. I have two sons. One is a teenager who is dealing with all the typical teenage things I would love to make all better. The other is Deaf and there are those challenges I would want to spare him from. I also have a sister with some pretty severe health issues. Some she has dealt with her entire life and some are new. My wonderful sister-in-law is in a LOT of pain and has many residual problems from a hit and run car accident by a drunk driver a couple of years ago. There are many, many people I love and care for very deeply that I would like to be able to help.
I was thinking over this again this afternoon and trying to pick what my fondest Christmas wish would be. I was driving to pick up my youngest son from school after spending a couple of hours with some friends making cards for Operation Write Home. At that time it hit me. I am so grateful to have these people in my life, regardless of all the challenges. I am able to spend time with them. My Christmas wish would be that everyone could actually be with their family and/or those they love.

Your next stop is Brandi.

Michelle AND Ileana:














Jennifer Scull:








Crystal J.:

Crystal M. Smith



And the last stop is:Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog!


Michelle said...

Alex, that is the best wish any of us can hope for! Being with family is the most important thing! Thank you for that wish and for your wonderful entry! Wow! She is gorgeous! Thank you so much Alex!!:)


Pattie G said...

Alex, I love your creation so m uch! The colors are perfect and the papers too. Your wish is a good one. We should all be thankful for those that we have in our lives. Every wish is special.


Crystal Smith said...

I like the dark rich colors. Thanks for sharing her with is.

Fotf said...

Hi Alex, love your card and the colours you have chosen.Love your wish too. Merry Christmas :)

Nancy said...

Your card is wonderful, Alex:O) Love the colours and design.
Beautiful wish too.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Jennifer Scull said...

your angel is gorgeous in her simplicity! I think it shows her off so well.
I will most certainly be saying prayers for all of those that you mentioned. you have such a kind heart. and your wish is lovely indeed! :)

Killam Creative said...

Alex, your card is beautiful! I have the same wish. :)


Anne said...

Both your card and your wish are beautiful Alex :)

Maria Matter said...

Alex, this is a very beautiful card!
Lovely coloring and papers!

I'll echo that wish, the most important thing is being with those you call your family!!!

Blessings, Maria

debb said...

Alex, Beautiful card - I know exactly what you are saying about the beauty of the image and not wanting to detract from it- It is beautiful!! And yes, Christmas is a time to be with family and to be thankful for family and to wish togetherness for all...

Tammy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card and wish Alex!! I love that you didn't add anything to detract from you beautiful image!! Hugs to you sweetie!!!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful card- I love your color choices-just perfect!

Rhonda Miller said...

Alex, what a beautiful, I too had a hard time finding the right card for this wonderful angel. I share your wish. How wonderful it would be if we could all be with our families for Christmas.

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Very nice card. The colors are perfect.

Barbara said...

Alex this is awesome and your wish your right family is everything.

gina said...

Lovely card, its true the image is just beautiful in itself you don't want to detract from it. Perfectly done.

I am glad I can be there for my mum this christmas with her grandchildren, it will be a difficult one for us this year as my Dad is not with us this year, he passed away in July

Lori said...

I love your choice of color combo and may all your wishes come true.

ileana said...

Beautiful card Alex!! Wondeful thought too. Lots of hugs to you

beadz said...

Alex, what a great wish! I love the colors that you chose. They look great. It is amazing how different everyone's cards look!

Jean said...

Alex, Just love your card and your wish is so true
Hugs jean

Carlie M. said...

Love your card Alex!!!! I love that Basic Grey paper!!!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful job! I love the string on beads and the DP, just lovely.

Tink said...

Beautiful card and wish...

Jana M. said...

Wonderful card, Alex! I hope all your Christmas wishes come true.

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful wish Alex! Your card is lovely... the stars are really cool love whatever you did to them! :)

CraftyMomOf2 said...

alex!!! that image is UNBELIEVABLE the way you colored it!!! it is STUNNING!!! amazing amazing job!

My name is Wynneth said...

Alex, I think you have touched a special place in each of our hearts with your wish and I am sure there are many who wish the same, me included. I love your card, you are quite correct, she needs nothing added, this is a magical image and you have created a thing of beauty with it.

Randi said...

Gorgeous Alex!!! I love Michelle's digis! I've been meaning to play along with a challenges and I just cannot seem to NOT sleep. ;o) You did such an amazing job with this image!!

Cr8ive ME said...

Wonderful card. Love the background paper.

What a wonderful wish.


Anonymous said...

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Carry on the fantastic work!